Andy Ostwald is a pianist, author, and teacher. Andy's recordings include Field Guide by the Andy Ostwald Trio (Digital Victrola, 2022), and Nothing Wrong by Jeff Sanford's Jazz Orchestra (Digital Victrola, 2019). His performing career includes touring internationally with jazz singer, Diane Witherspoon. Andy's three-volume Mel Bay Publications series, Play Jazz, Blues, Rock PIANO BY EAR, has been enthusiastically reviewed in Keyboard Magazine, American Music Teacher Journal, and California Music Teacher. Andy teaches piano at his home in Oakland, CA. He also teaches jazz ensemble classes at Oaktown Jazz Workshops in Oakland. Andy began studying classical piano at the age of six and began teaching himself to improvise at the age of eleven. He graduated with honors from San Jose State University with a degree in classical piano performance.